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#MCJourney2018 : meet Fallon!

And last but not least, it’s time to introduce the remaining team member of the Mocha Club Journey 2018!

Lastly…

Meet Fallon!

Hey friends! I’m the trip leader for our journey this August! I officially joined the Mocha Club team in Nashville in early 2013, but have been a long-time member and supporter.  

As the Mocha Club Artist & Member Care Manager, I’ll make sure your trip to Africa is just one of the many ways you stay connected to the club! I love dancing, baseball (Go Tigers!), and leftovers.


The Mocha Club Journey 2018 team is headed to Kenya!  We will spend time with our partners at New Dawn Educational Centre  in Nairobi, Kenya and participate in their second annual Run For Hope 5K! All proceeds from the race help support operations and send kids to school at New Dawn. We will also be visiting another Mocha Club partner, Action Ministry and their founder, Peter Ochiel who serves a leprosy community in Ukunda. Our trips provide an opportunity for Mocha Club members and their friends to visit Africa and witness firsthand how giving to Mocha Club & supporting local leaders creates thriving communities, while having a chance to serve the African people.

 

 

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#MCJourney2018 : meet Allison!

We are excited to introduce you to another person on our Mocha Club Journey 2018 team! 

Up next…

Meet Allison!

I’m thrilled to be heading to Kenya and I wish I could take all of you with us! I have been a Mocha Club member for 9 years and have loved learning the stories of our friends in Africa and hearing about their generosity, creativity, and ingenuity as they build schools, educate kids, and so much more. When I visited Kenya in 2009, I was inspired by many people (see ancient blog posts here from MC projects in Kitui and Nairobi) but felt especially connected to the students at New Dawn because of their courageous personal stories. As a MC volunteer, I helped raise funds for them for many years with friends in Nashville, and I’m so excited to visit them again and walk in classrooms and talk with teachers.

More about me… I’m the Managing Director of the Nashville Office of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We fundraise to support St. Jude’s mission of finding cures and saving children through wonderful volunteers, corporate partners, and brilliant committees who host dinners, concerts, marathons, radio-thons, walks, golf tournaments, a rodeo, and much more. When I’m not working, I love yoga, cooking, gardening, and walks with friends in my Nashville neighborhood. I was also recently described as “A Nashville food blogger without the blog,” because I love trying new restaurants and always have a new favorite.


The Mocha Club Journey 2018 team is headed to Kenya!  We will spend time with our partners at New Dawn Educational Centre  in Nairobi, Kenya and participate in their second annual Run For Hope 5K! All proceeds from the race help support operations and send kids to school at New Dawn. We will also be visiting another Mocha Club partner, Action Ministry and their founder, Peter Ochiel who serves a leprosy community in Ukunda. Our trips provide an opportunity for Mocha Club members and their friends to visit Africa and witness firsthand how giving to Mocha Club & supporting local leaders creates thriving communities, while having a chance to serve the African people.

**If you would like to donate – either to Allison’s trip or to sponsor a New Dawn student – click the links below!

       Sponsor Allison’s trip                                                         Sponsor a New Dawn student

CAMPAIGNS, Education, Featured, INSPIRATION, MERCHANDISE

MOCHA CLUB + SEVENLY!

A month ago, we asked you to cast a vote for Mocha Club as an upcoming collaboration with Sevenly, and YOU ROCKED THE VOTE! Today, we are so excited to finally announce that this week, Mocha Club is the featured charity on Sevenly! They have designed tshirts inspired by our Education projects and the work being done over in Africa.

Shop + support

 

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And after you have picked your favorite item to buy and support MC + Sevenly, share with your family + friends! Spread the word all week!

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#kenyamocha, AFRICA TRIPS, CAMPAIGNS, Education, Featured

Join with Annie + the #KenyaMocha team!

A week after it was announced that the #KenyaMocha trip was postponed, Annie + the rest of the team gathered in Nashville to continue showing support to the teachers and students at New Dawn.  They hosted a live stream event where they were able to connect with YOU and answer questions. Check out the highlights below!

We have had many new Mocha Club members join to support a teacher at New Dawn but we still need you!  Join now and help provide a teacher at New Dawn with salary for a year.  Together with our small sacrifices, we can make a BIG difference in the life of a teacher and furthermore, in the lives of all the students she impacts.

When you join the Mocha Club at $18 a month, as a THANK YOU, you will receive…

  • an autographed copy of “Let’s All Be Brave” by Annie Downs
  • an autographed copy of “Speak” by Nish Weiseth
  • an in-house designed print by Jessi from Naptime Diaries + Lindsay from Lindsay Letters

 

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Already a member? Share this post and invite a friend or family member to join the club and BOTH of you will receive all these items for free as a THANK YOU!

CAMPAIGNS, HQ, INSPIRATION

Help us partner with SEVENLY!

Calling all Mocha Club friends!  We need your help! Sevenly, a company that donates weekly merchandise sales to a specific non-profit, is inviting us to participate in a contest.

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 They are looking for non-profits who have never collaborated with Sevenly before to encourage and activate their friends and family to take a short survey. Who do YOU think they should partner with in a future campaign?

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Take this short survey and rally Mocha Club as a new partner for Sevenly!  Blog, tweet, or do whatever else to invite your friends and family to take the survey, too! Together, let’s make…

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#mochaHOTmonth, CAMPAIGNS, HIV/AIDS + Healthcare

mochaHOTmonth: Health Care – Day #31

THANK YOU for a great year Mocha Club! Here’s what we’ve accomplished this year together…

Health Care 2013 Year End Update.

Orphan Care 2013 Year End Update.

Education 2013 Year End Update.

Economic Freedom 2013 Year End Update.

Clean Water 2013 Year End Update.

#mochaHOTmonth has been our highlight-of-the month where we chose 5 months of the year to focus on the 5 project areas we work in across Africa. Thanks for following along! 

 

#mochaHOTmonth, CAMPAIGNS, HIV/AIDS + Healthcare

mochaHOTmonth: Health Care – Day #30

“So what we’re talking about here is human rights. The right to live like a human. The right to live, period. And what we’re facing in Africa is an unprecedented threat to human dignity and equality.” – Bono

Stay tuned each day this month and learn how we are supporting Health Care projects in Africa as a part of our holistic approach to community development. Tweet and follow along >> #mochaHOTmonth .